Tze Char Feast- Nature Vegetarian, Bukit Merah

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Claypot Curry Mutton $12

Nature vegetarian restaurant has been around for a while. We usually go there for their cheap and fast economical rice sets $2.50 or daily specials in the day. The other night, we ended up at Nature Vegetarian to try their tze char (ala carte) selections for the first time and was quite impressed by how yummy it was. The first dish we ordered was curry mutton large portion. Do not say we did not inform you but the portions are huge! Six of us were so stuffed after realizing we made the mistake of ordering everything in Large sizes. We wished the staff could have informed us to order smaller portions earlier but surprisingly we finished every dish!

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Clayout Tofu with vegetables $12

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Satay sticks $8 smallest portion(They were not the best we have tasted!)

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Stir Fry Kai Lan $11

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Crispy Lemon Chicken with sweet sauce $12 (This was the best dish!)

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Cereal oatmeal tofu $12 (we changed it from the original cereal prawns as we prefer not to take too much mock meat)

We paid around $96 for 6 people and each of us had a plate of rice with 2 additional bowl of rice and 2 daily soup of the day!
Address: Block 11 #03-4462 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150011

Phone: 6897 7370

Opening hours: 7.30am to 9.30pm (Mon to Sat). Closed on Sun

Home cooking- Vegetable Sushi Roll

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Being a fan of the yummy vegetable sushi at Create Healthy Lifestyle Cafe at Fortune Center I have been itching to try making this dish myself. From my observation over the counter, I took note of how the lady chef does it and bought the same ingredients! Japanese seaweed sheets, lettuce, sliced carrots, sliced beetroot, alfa sprouts, sesame dressing¬†from mizkan (half calories bottle which did not taste as good as the regular green one and I just realized it’s not vegetarian as it contains eggs and fish substance in them)¬†and sesame meat floss.

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To begin, toast your seaweed sheets till its crispy. Next lay about 4-6 stalks of lettuce, add on sliced carrots on top of it. Next pour sesame dressing over the greens.

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Layer with sesame meat floss as it sticks to the sesame dressing. Layer on sliced beetroot, alfa sprouts and squeeze the roll tightly. Apply a thin layer of dressing at the end to hold the sushi together. Voila your very own vegetable sushi roll is done! Cut it by half, quarter and serve right away. I thought my vegetable sushi looked great but taste wise, I will definitely make my own dressing as overall the meat floss with sesame dressing was too salty for my liking. I would like to make my own tangy sesame yogurt dressing to complement the fresh greens.

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We served sushi roll with steamed dumplings and sausages we bought from Nature Vegetarian Restaurant . Today after work, we headed there again and finally tried the very popular wantan mee $3 which tasted really yummy and I loved that the noodles had a QQ bouncy effect. I also added a side dish of green beans to get my daily greens! Overall I am good with mock meat but I find mock char siew (barbecued pork) really weird in taste and texture so I might not order this dish again.

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Nature Vegetarian Health Food Restaurant- Bukit Merah

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We were heading west and I suddenly thought of this vegetarian place I have spotted while travelling along Bukit Merah road. The car park near the Nature Vegetarian restaurant was pretty small, so we ended up parking at the season parking slots as we reckon we will take a short while plus it’s daytime! Phew, we did not get a parking fine.

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This restaurant occupies two shops and it’s really big. Around 1.30pm, there were not many people in sight so our food order came really quickly. On the board, they have daily specials and I ordered a Lor Mee $3 while he had conventional mixed rice $3.60 for 3 items as he added more curry mutton.

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The mixed rice set he ordered had curry mutton, sausages (which we bought frozen pack home too!) and steamed cucumbers. The curry mutton was divine. I loved it and stole many bites from him. While my lor mee had a strong vinegar taste and the texture of the soup was soupy instead of it being more starchy. The fried wantons in the bowl tasted almost like the real thing but overall this dish was not my favourite and I felt unsatisfied with my meal. Looking around, I saw many ordering the wantan mee, perhapsI will try that the next time. We also ordered the soup brew of the day: watercress soup $4 which is so sweet, tasty and brought the meal to a perfect end for me.

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They also sell snacks, sauces and frozen vegetarian items too. We bought the dumpling to try ($3.50) and the sausages he ate ($8) and I bought a sesame meat floss ($3.90) as I want to try making my own vegetable sushi soon. They have an extensive menu and it can be seen online. Will definitely be back to try more of their ala carte dishes at night.

Blk 11 #03-4462
Jalan Bukit Merah,
Singapore 150011

Shop operating hours:
7.30 am to 9.30 pm
(Mon to Sat)

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